About us

Dr. Nate Lester, Dr. Luke Owens, and the team at Bear River Dental are passionate about dentistry and serving our community. We love to have fun, provide excellent service, and give you the best dental experience.
We want you to have a smile to smile about.

Our Patients Say

We had such a good experience here. Everyone was so nice and patient. It was my 2 year olds first time and they painted her nails, made a balloon animal and let her pick a toy! They were just as good with my two boys also.

- Ashley H.

Beautiful/clean building. Comfy waiting room seats. Friendly staff, nicest dentist I’ve been to. Netflix overhead to distract me. Very upfront about treatment options and cost. Thank you for the great experience after so many terrible ones!

Rebecca M.

Our family has been going to Bear River Dental for over 3 years. The staff has always been very friendly, accommodating, and professional. Our children have never complained about going to the dentist and I relate that to their calm and caring atmosphere.

McKenzee E.

Great dentist with lots of new technology! Very up on current research and new information. I have never had pain with any procedure, they are super aware of their patients’ comfort. My 8 year old son loves going!

Morgan M.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Nate Lester

Dr. Nate Lester is a fourth-generation native of Evanston. After living in Evanston for his entire youth, Dr. Lester traveled to Provo, UT, to study animal science at Brigham Young University. After attending BYU, he decided to pursue dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and graduated with his DMD in 2005.

Dr. Luke Owens

Dr. Owens earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He completed his dental training at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He was recognized with the dean’s award for academic excellence. Dr. Owens continues to love to learn and takes a variety of continuing education courses covering a wide variety of dental topics.

New to the Area?

If you are new to Evanston, Wyoming or the surrounding areas, we would love to meet you and your family! If you have an urgent need, or want to establish ongoing routine dental care, we are happy to treat all of your dental needs.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular choice for patients seeking a permanent restorative solution to damaged, broken, or missing teeth. Implants are durable, and feel like your natural teeth, giving patients a long lasting beautiful smile.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Most often, being overweight, obese or having other respiratory issues can increase your chances of developing sleep apnea.

Dental Exams, Cleanings and Hygiene Treatment

Keeping your teeth healthy and clean requires more than diligent brushing and flossing at home. In many cases, plaque will build up on different areas of the teeth, hardening into a chalky white substance known as tartar. The only safe way to remove tartar buildup is with a professional cleaning performed by a registered hygienist.


A dental crown is a type of restoration that is designed to fit over a damaged or compromised tooth. If a tooth has fractured, broken or has been recently root canaled, we may recommend that it be crowned.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a discrete treatment that gently move teeth into place over time. Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces giving patients beautiful straight smiles.

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